Culture & Arts

Indonesia: Director calls for LGBT+ debate after film ban

Indonesia: Director calls for LGBT+ debate after film ban

An Indonesian director who received death threats over his latest film warned against a return to authoritarianism on Friday, calling for more debate on LGBT+ issues. Garin Nugroho’s “Memories of my Body”, about a male dancer exploring his sexuality and gender identity, has won prestigious awards and been shown at international film festivals. But its […]

IDGTF 2019: REVIEW – Revolting Women – A Rebel Cabaret

IDGTF 2019: REVIEW – Revolting Women – A Rebel Cabaret

Review by Frances Winston Revolting Women – A Rebel Cabaret Part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West Dublin 1 Runs until May 11th at 7.30pm nightly Matinee Saturday 11th at 4pm If ever a show did what it says on the tin, it’s this one. It’s a […]

IDGTF 2019: REVIEW: The Baby Monitor

IDGTF 2019: REVIEW: The Baby Monitor

Review by Frances Winston The Baby Monitor Part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2019 The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West Dublin 1 Runs until Sat. May 11th at 7.30pm nightly Matinee Saturday 11th at 4pm If we learned anything from Ireland’s marriage referendum, it is that many people still have misgivings about […]

IDGTF 2019:  Review – Borderline A**hole

IDGTF 2019: Review – Borderline A**hole

Review by Frances Winston Borderline A**hole The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 Part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival Runs until Sat May 11th 7.30pm nightly Matinee Saturday 11th 2.30pm Everyone has a type. Or so we think. Julie was no different. She knew what kind of woman she liked, and was […]

Film Review & Trailer: Float Like a Butterfly

Film Review & Trailer: Float Like a Butterfly

Frances Winston reviews this Irish film, Float Like A Butterfly, set within an Irish traveller family Directed by Carmel Winters – Starring: Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Aidan O’Hare, Lalor Roddy, Lisa Lambe Taking its title from the legendary Muhammad Ali saying, this Irish production is fittingly set around the time he visited the Emerald Isle […]

16th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (2019) Has Kicked Off!

16th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (2019) Has Kicked Off!

The 16th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival has kicked off. Officially! Book your tickets now, and see matinee shows (Saturday at 2.30pm and 4.00pm) at a discounted price!

US opera features debut performance by transgender singer in lead role

US opera features debut performance by transgender singer in lead role

The opera, Don Giovanni, opened on Friday at America’s Tulsa Opera, with a transgender woman appearing for the first time in a principal operatic role in the United States, organisers said. Lucia Lucas, a baritone, stars in the title role of Mozart’s masterpiece, capping off the 71st season of the well-respected opera company in the […]